Fortnite V-Bucks: What are they, how much do they cost and how to buy them

Fortnite is a global phenomenon that even those with no interest in the gaming world are aware of. With millions around the world playing the game each day, it's only going from strength to strength. Another well-known feature of the game - for better or worse - is its in-game currency, V-Bucks.

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For those of you who are new to Fortnite or just unsure, here's everything you need to know about V-Bucks, what they're used for and how to purchase them.

What are V-Bucks?

V-Bucks are the virtual premium currency used in Fortnite. With the rise of microtransactions and DLC content in games, they act as the primary way for the game to make money.

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Fortnite Item Store V-Bucks
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The Item Store is where you can spend any purchased V-Bucks

They allow you access to premium content within the game such as skins and the seasonal Battle Pass. V-Bucks are in no way required to play the game but could be considered an essential purchase to get the most out of it.

How much do they cost?

There are two main ways to purchase V-Bucks. Either in Fortnite directly/through the platform store (PS Store, Microsoft Store, Epic Store). You can also purchase digital codes at retail to avoid putting your payment details onto a digital platform.

There are a few denominations of V-Bucks that you can buy both digitally and physically. You can spend at little as £/$7 or as much as £/$70 depending on how many you need.

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You can also purchase V-bucks through Amazon, depending on the region.

Battle Pass V-Bucks

V-Bucks can also be used to purchase the monthly Battle Pass. It costs 950 V-Bucks and you can purchase 25 additional levels of it for 1,850 V-Bucks.

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The Battle Pass offers you the chance to earn the next seasons Pass if you complete it

During each Battle Pass duration, up to 1,500 V-Bucks can be earned back through progression. This means that by completing the seasonal Battle Pass, you will earn enough V-Bucks to pay for the next season with some to spare!